Because the Graham-Cassidy plan has no Democratic support, Republicans have only until Sept. 30 to push it through the Senate. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Senate Republicans are making one last desperation push to repeal Obamacare but face significant challenges to get it done before a final deadline at the end of the month.

A number of Republicans are jumping on board a proposal by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana to replace the Affordable Care Act’s insurance subsidies with block grants to states, which would decide how to help people get health coverage. But some of the same GOP senators who blocked various stages of earlier repeal efforts are withholding their support. Two months ago, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s effort to pass a replacement with only Republican support suffered a spectacular defeat in the Senate. When members of the Senate health committee then began working on a bipartisan plan to shore up Obamacare, Graham and Cassidy revved up a new bid to get their GOP-only bill to the Senate floor.Democrats are warning that the bill is a serious threat.

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